The Hungarian Studies Program, located within the IU Central Eurasian Studies department, offers one of the largest concentrations of Hungarian Studies specialists in the United States; three years of instruction in Hungarian language during the academic year; a summer intensive language program; and frequent visits from Hungarian scholars. In addition, Indiana University’s Hungarian collection is among the top three at university libraries in the United States. REEI also has area related films and other materials for loan.
The György Ránki Chair in Hungarian Studies at Indiana University was established in 1979 and is funded jointly by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Indiana University. The György Ránki Chair in Hungarian Studies supports visiting professors from Hungary and the organization of an annual conference or symposium, lectures, and other events. IU and the Fulbright Commission in Hungary also signed an agreement to support a Visiting Fulbright Professor from Hungary at IU. In addition to visiting scholars, under an agreement with the Balassi Institute, CEUS offers an annual scholarship to students specializing in Hungarian Studies.
Due to a generous grant by Laszlo Tetmajer, CEUS is funding a program to translate Hungarian books and manuscripts on 20th-century Hungarian history. IU and the University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary have an exchange agreement for graduate students.
The Hungarian Cultural Association, an organization composed of students in Hungarian studies, professors, Hungarian visitors, and community members, plans and hosts Hungarian cultural activities, guest speakers, special events, and film screenings. In addition, a Hungarian Coffee Hour convenes once a week.